KHAN YOUNIS, (PIC)– Siham Shaath was nursing her 26 days old baby when the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) bombed her house, on Thursday evening.
The IOF warplanes fired a missile at a house owned by Jihad Shaath, in the area of Qizan Najjar south of Khan Younis, destroying the house and killing Jihad’s wife Siham while she was nursing her infant.
Hamid al-Najjar one of the neighbors, told the PIC’s correspondent: “After sunset prayers, I heard a big explosion and then I found out that the bombing targeted the house of my neighbor Jihad Shaath. We started searching in the rubble when we learned that his wife and baby were inside. The civil defense arrived and pulled out the mother Siham and the baby from the rubble.”
Under the rubble, the baby Muatassim was found alive, still breast-feeding but the mother was already dead.
Siham’s husband said: “I was in the mosque when I heard the explosion. Then I found out that my house was targeted without any prior warning.”
The infant was transferred to Nasser hospital for treatment of wounds that covered his little body.
Israeli military aggression against Palestinians in the blockaded Gaza Strip has continued unabated since July 8. Israel has been targeting civilian houses and killed in cold blood hundreds of women and children whom the entire world failed to protect.